3 Fun Craft Activities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

by Linda Goldfarb, Chair of the Family Services Committee

Published on March 10, 2021

Hey all you Leprechauns! March 17th, 2021 is St. Patrick’s Day! Are you ready to wear green (or your favorite color from the rainbow)? And… are you ready to do some fun projects?

For St. Patrick’s Day, we have three projects to choose from, OR, you can do all three!

picture of a handmade green leprechuan hat

Craft Project #1: Leprechaun Hat

First, we’re going to make a Leprechaun hat. For this project, you will need:

  • A paper plate
  • A piece of green, black and yellow (or gold) construction paper
  • A glue stick
  • A pair of scissors
  • Green crayon or felt tip marker


  1. Color the paper plate GREEN!
  2. Take the green construction paper and roll it into a big circle
  3. Tape the sides together so they make a circle (cylinder)
  4. Cut a 2 to 3” side strip of black construction paper
  5. Wrap the black strip around the bottom of the green cylinder
  6. Cut out a square from the yellow (or gold) paper, then cut out the middle of the square so it looks like an open rectangle
  7. Glue the yellow/gold rectangle to the black strip.
  8. You have a Leprechaun hat!
  9. Now make a circle on the green paper plate the size of the cylinder and place the cylinder on the glue so that it sticks
  10. Voila!

Craft Project #2 : Leprechaun Lookers/BinocularsPicture of two leprechaun lookers/binoculars craft projects made of toilet paper cardboard tubes and painted green!

For this project you will need:

  • 2 empty toilet paper rolls (or paper towel rolls cut in half)
  • Green construction paper
  • String
  • A glue stick
  • A pair of scissors
  • Pipe cleaners or stickers


  1. Cut the green construction paper to fit the tubes
  2. Using the glue stick, put the glue all around the tubes
  3. Wrap the green paper around each tube
  4. Decorate each tube with stickers and/or wrap pipe cleaners around the tubes, securing it with glue
  5. Run glue from the top to the bottom on one side of each tube
  6. Stick the two tubes together so the glue holds them
  7. Let this dry for a bit so they tubes don’t come apart
  8. Poke a hole in the top of each tube and attach a length of string to each hole so it will can go around your neck comfortably.
  9. Look through the tubes – you have just made Leprechaun Lookers!

Craft Project #3 : Shamrock Rainbowpicture of a hanging door tag with a green clover shamrock that reads "happy st. patrick's day" and has rainbow streamers coming down the bottom

For this project you will need:

  • Green construction paper
  • String
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pipe cleaners
  • Felt pen


  1. Place the template of the shamrock on your green paper
  2. Cut out the shamrock
  3. Write your name, or Happy St. Patrick’s Day on the shamrock
  4. Cut the pipe cleaners in half
  5. Using the glue stick, glue the pipe cleaner halves to the back of the shamrock
  6. Poke a hold in the top of the shamrock
  7. Attach the string to the hole so that you can hang your shamrock in the window, or anywhere you like

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!